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MrSnAkEI33t 11-14-2005 05:40 PM

[(name)@localhost (name)]$
info: Mandrake 10.1

I did a full install on Mandrake 10.1
During First boot It asked me to login. I did so, Then it asked for password. I entered it also. After pasword it says (FubarI33t)=me [FubarI33t@localhost FubarI33t]$ I was told to type Startx. I tryed that and it says fail. Errno2
What all does this mean, is there something else I am supposed to type?

bioalchemist 11-14-2005 06:28 PM

I have run into this with other distros - not Mandriva. Usually Mandriva is so rock solid that it gets this right. Nevertheless, either you or it made an error, so here's how to correct:

try changing the permissions on the /var/tmp directory. I'm betting you can start the xserver if you are root. If you change the permissions like so, you should be able to login as user:

[FubarI33t@localhost FubarI33t]$ su
[FubarI33t@localhost FubarI33t]$ <enter root password>
[root@localhost]$ chown FubarI33t:users /var/tmp
[root@localhost]$ exit
[FubarI33t@localhost FubarI33t]$

now try to login with "startx"

hope this works for you!

MrSnAkEI33t 11-14-2005 07:02 PM

I am still geting Errno2. Execve Failed for /etc/X11
I have reinstalled linux twice already. It still won't boot. XAuthority seams to be my problem. Any fixes?

bioalchemist 11-14-2005 07:05 PM

Sorry, man, my well of knowledge has run dry on this topic.

I'm sure somebody will get you straightened out. Best of luck!

bosewicht 11-14-2005 07:13 PM

try "cd /etc/X11" dir and do a "ls -l" without the quotes of course see if it comes back with something like

X -> ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA

MrSnAkEI33t 11-14-2005 08:26 PM

i tryed cd /etc/X11
The responce was
[FubarI33t@localhost X11]$

scuzzman 11-14-2005 09:41 PM

Did you do the "ls -l"?

MrSnAkEI33t 11-15-2005 09:05 AM

Yes i did. It said ls -l was not a command

titopoquito 11-15-2005 09:22 AM

Be sure to type the "ls -l" right (you can copy and paste the one I typed). Written in uppercase letters it would be "LS -L" -- the second is a L, not an "i", not a "1 (one)".
ls -l should be a valid command or you have greater problems than you did know of.

MrSnAkEI33t 11-15-2005 09:24 AM

I will try again. and if they still don't work. then I got my eye on SuSe

bosewicht 11-15-2005 11:30 AM

did you get ls -l to work? what was the output?

MrSnAkEI33t 11-15-2005 11:39 AM

the reply was Large. Lot's of stuff
some in green, blue, light blue, gray. And one flashing in Red
Red: Lrwxrwxrwx 1 Root Root X -> ../../usr/X11R6/Bin/Xorg
Light Blue: Lrwxrwxrwx Xorg.Conf ->Xf86Config
and there were to many in gray and dark blue to wright down.

bosewicht 11-15-2005 11:45 AM

post the last couple of lines from /var/log/X <not sure if mandrake uses xfree or xorg>

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